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Raj Bhavan Gardens Opens for Visitors Starting Tomorrow

The Raj Bhavan Gardens will be opened to the general public from January 5 to January 22.

The Raj Bhavan Gardens will be opened to the general public from January 5 to January 22.

People can now visit the lawns, gardens and deer park inside the premises of the governor’s secretariat-cum-residence.

“Every year during winter we take children to the Raj Bhavan gardens, which are beautifully maintained.

Since entry is prohibited at other times of the year, there is always curiosity among people to know what is there on the other side of the tall walls,” said Prakash Mishra, a teacher at a local school.

The main attraction of the gardens are the rose bushes, the cactus house, the orchid house, the deer park, the fountain and the ayurvedic garden.

What You Should Know

The visitors can enter from reception office gate near the main entrance between 3pm and 5pm. They will be allowed to stay in the garden up to 5.30 pm.

The visitors have been prohibited to carry tiffin box, food packets, water bottles and cameras.

About Raj Bhavan, Bhubaneswar

The Raj Bhavan at Bhubaneswar is an important landmark of the modern capital city of Odisha. Situated on a hillock known as Bhalu Mundia, the building presents a magnificent sight. The construction of a residence for the Governor was taken up in a sprawling plot of land measuring 88 acres, which was then located in the western part of the existing township. Architect Shri Julius Vaz prepared the design.

The foundation stone was laid by Dr. Harekrushna Mahtab, the then Chief Minister of Orissa. Construction work started on 1st January 1958 under the supervision of the Chief Engineer Shri K.K.Kartha, Superintending Engineers, Shri S. Behera and Shri S.R. Padhi and Executive Engineer Shri Mumtaz Ali. The construction was completed on 31st March 1960. However, it took several more months to furnish the Raj Bhavan, after which it came to be occupied by the Governor.

Courtesy: Times of India

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